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Iowa stuns No. 3 Penn State

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Iowa stuns No. 3 Penn State on last-second FG

Murray celebrates

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Penn State can’t blame the BCS for this.

Daniel Murray, who hadn’t made a field goal since the season opener, hit a 31-yarder with a second left and the Hawkeyes rallied to stun the third-ranked Nittany Lions 24-23.

He drilled it down the middle, sending Iowa’s freezing fans spilling onto the field.

“I’ve always dreamed about it,” said Murray, who grew up in Iowa City. “I kept hoping and hoping I’d get my chance.”

This was the biggest win for Iowa in years, its first against a top-five team since 1990. The Hawkeyes suffered through two seasons of mediocrity after finishing No. 8 in the country three years in a row.

The Hawkeyes had lost four games this season by a total of 12 points — and they got beat last week by Illinois on a 46-yard field goal with 24 seconds left
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Written by Monte

November 9, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Posted in Iowa

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  1. Sure is, J! Great to hear from you!


    November 12, 2008 at 2:34 pm

  2. My dh listened to this game while away from home. Then came home to watch it. LOL Fun to win!!

    ~*~ Jennifer ~*~

    November 12, 2008 at 1:54 pm

  3. Indeed.
    Ah, Jason, I get it.


    November 11, 2008 at 2:05 pm

  4. An awesome win, but frustrating, too. We could easily have 10 wins by now.

    Ray Weikal

    November 10, 2008 at 9:38 am

  5. Hawks have now won six out of the last seven against PSU–so we shouldn’t be shocked that we pulled out the win (though admittedly I am shocked!).

    Jason Miller

    November 10, 2008 at 9:09 am

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  7. Well, for the moment, anyway!


    November 9, 2008 at 11:22 pm

  8. We own Penn State.

    Jason Miller

    November 9, 2008 at 10:06 pm

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